Care About Diversity at Your Organization? Put How Women Rise on Your Must-Read List.

How Women Rise | Women in the Workplace | Women in Business

If you care about diversity and a stronger representation of women in your organization, How Women Rise needs to go to your “must read” list. Released in April 2018, How Women Rise is a collaboration between Marshall Goldsmith and Sally Helgesen. How Women Rise: A Brief Look at the Authors Marshall is an executive coach to leaders of many major organizations and is the author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, a …

Tend to your Business Network to yield a bountiful harvest.

Networking | Business Network

It is not what you know… It’s who you know. If you’ve been following my blogs recently, you know that follow up is the key to successful networking… But, it doesn’t stop there. Developing connections into a meaningful network takes ongoing maintenance. Like a garden, you must tend to your network to yield a bountiful harvest. Here’s how:   1. Plant your seeds. – Get started as soon as you get the seeds. Seeds for …

Effective Networking 101: How to Break the Ice

Networking | Business Networking | How to Network | Networking icebreaker

It’s not what you know. It’s who you know. – the networking principal, right? The truth is, you’ve got this. You’ve been networking all your life. Don’t believe me? You will once you read on… How to Network Effectively? It’s Easier Than You Think. How do you get to know someone? Think back to elementary school and what you did to make friends. Remember those days? Shy, perhaps awkward, most of us asked a version …

How Did I End Up Here?

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At a recent dinner with a friend, she expressed that maybe after 20 plus years of working in her field perhaps she wanted to do something different.  That it would energize her and be fun to explore another side of life both professionally and personally.  But how would she reinvent herself?  What would be the steps?  Of greater concern, how would she replace the income she had become accustomed to? Another professional colleague asked a …

Excellence In Action

You knew this was coming.  The week couldn’t get by without a reference to the Super Bowl.  What a contest and a display of excellence in action.  The game was truly a battle between two great teams.  Much hype, and even controversy this year, proceeds this annual show-down and the game was worthy of it.  I don’t profess to understand all the ins and outs of play calling and execution, yet it was easy to …

Future Advisor

Last week I attended the FPA Houston Symposium and was delighted to listen to Michael Kitces, CFP® (he has many more initials I’ve omitted for brevity) speak on the future of the financial advice industry. Yes, technology will impact how we as an advisor serve our clients, removing barriers such as geography. What then becomes even more important is how we differentiate our service and the experience we deliver. Early this week, I listened to a futurist …